Local couple wants your help with movie
By Brenda Shoffner Florida Freedom Newspapers
SEASIDE - Gene and Wendy Greenlees want you to help edit their movie, “The Paralyzing Agent.”
The Santa Rosa Beach couple wrapped up shooting on Jan. 6 and are holding a “pre-premier” focus group screening at 6 p.m. Saturday.
It’s at Bud and Alley’s Restaurant on County Road 30A in Seaside, and everyone is invited.
Admission is free. The only catch is that the filmmakers request you stay for the entire 1 hour, 47 minute running time and fill out a short questionnaire afterward.
“We are using the showing Saturday … to hone the cut we now have,” Gene wrote in an e-mail. He finished that edit on Jan. 15.
The movie has not been rated, but a press release says there is no nudity, violence or extreme language.
“Children age 8 and above accompanied by adult would be fine,” the release says.
Because we published a story about it last year, you may remember the Greenleeses’ film by another name, “the Emerald coasT project …” They wrote the screenplay in 2005-06 and started filming it in November 2007.
Gene said the name had to be changed in August last year “because of factors beyond our control.”
The first hour of the movie was shot in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, DeFuniak Springs and Navarre. The last 40 minutes were shot in Mississippi, where Wendy is from.
The movie will be shown in wide screen, high definition with Dolby Digital Sound.
What’s it about? Here’s a one-sentence synopsis Gene sent to me: “A troubled anesthesiologist with a nightmare-ridden problem patient stumbles upon a cryptic computer code that may have been guilding the planet since 1947.”
How can you resist that? Gene is a part-time anesthesiologist, and Wendy is a family nurse practitioner.
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